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USS KIMBERLY (DD-521)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIZD

CLASS - FLETCHER As Built.
Displacement 2924 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 5"(oa) x 39' 7" x 13' 9" (Max)
Armament 5 x 5"/38AA, 6 x 40mm, 10/11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 38 Knots, Range 6500 NM@ 15 Knots, Crew 273.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, NY July 27 1942.
Launched February 3 1943 and commissioned May 22 1943.
Decommissioned February 5 1947 and recommissioned February 8 1951.
Decommissioned January 16 1954.
Stricken January 25 1974.
To Taiwan June 1 1967, renamed An Yang.
Fate Sunk as a target October 14 2003.

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Kimberly 67kPhoto #: NH 48586. Rear Admiral Lewis A. Kimberly, USN photograph taken during the later 1880s. During 1885-87, while holding the rank of Commodore, he was Commandant of the Boston Navy Yard. Courtesy of the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, February 1935. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Kimberly 82kArtist's conception of the Kimberly as she appeared after original construction by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Kimberly 89kUndated, location unknown.Charles Good
Kimberly 138kUndated, location unknown. Probably taken from the deck of LST 647 somewhere around Okinawa.Terry Smith
Kimberly 137kAmidships looking aft plan view of the USS Taylor (DD 468) in San Francisco on 20 Jan 1944. The USS Kimberly (DD 521) is at the opposite pier with an unidentified oiler to the on opposite side of Kimberly.Darryl Baker
Kimberly 98kBow on view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) departing Mare Island on 6 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Kimberly 101kBroadside view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) off Mare Island on 6 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Kimberly 94kStern view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) departing Mare Island on 6 Oct 1944.Darryl Baker
Kimberly 108kForward plan view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) outboard of USS Young (DD 580) at Mare Island on 26 June 1945.Darryl Baker
Kimberly 159kAft plan view of USS Kimberly (DD 521) outboard of USS Young (DD 580) at Mare Island on 26 June 1945.Darryl Baker
Kimberly 170kUSS Kimberly (DD-521), looking forward, while the ship was at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 26 June 1945. Note the cap of her forward smokestack, and the antenna for her SC-2 air search radar atop the foremast. Official U.S. Navy Photograph from the collections of the U.S. National Historical Center. Photo # NH 99746.Robert Hurst
Kimberly 78kTaken while underway 5 October 1945 from the U.S.S. Missouri.Greg Skidmore
Kimberly 91kUSS Missouri as seen across the fantail of the USS Kimberly DD-521, 11 October 1945, while enroute to Panama Canal.Edward H. Cleary
Kimberly 65kSan Francisco, CA circa 1945.Marc Piché
Kimberly 121kFebruary of 1951 in Charleston, S.C., submitted in memory of Korean War Crewman Joseph Fedynich.Jonathan Gabel/Donald E. Pribble
Kimberly 126kPhotograph from Donald E. Pribble, who was Yeoman/Personelman aboard the Kimberly June 1951-January 1954.Donald E. Pribble
Kimberly 113kAs above.Donald E. Pribble
Kimberly 143kA great idea done by Don's daughter in honor of her father.Donald E. Pribble
Kimberly 80kShip's patch.Gerd Matthes
On Taiwanese Service
Kimberly 64kIn Taiwanese service as the An Yang, circa 1969.Marc Piché
Kimberly 81kNewsphoto of the sinking of the Kimberly, October 14 2003, in the Southwest small Ryukyu Islands sea area.-
Kimberly 14kNewsphoto of the sinking of the Kimberly, October 14 2003, in the Southwest small Ryukyu Islands sea area.-
Kimberly 36kNewsphoto of the sinking of the Kimberly, October 14 2003, in the Southwest small Ryukyu Islands sea area.-

USS KIMBERLY DD-521 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Harry Smith    May 22 1943 - Oct 25 1944
CDR James Dickson Whitfield Jr.    Oct 25 1944 - Jan 10 1946
LCDR Dale Calvin Reed    Jan 10 1946 - Aug 1 1946
LCDR Donald W. Gardner    Aug 1 1946 - Feb 5 1947
(Decommissioned Feb 5 1947 - Feb 8 1951)
CDR Oscar Blair Parker    Feb 8 1951 - Dec 13 1953
CDR Charles Whitacre Cushman    Dec 13 1953 - Jan 16 1954

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: George G. Scott, RMCS USN (Ret)
Address: 8351 Sylvan Drive, West Melbourne, FL 32904-2421
Phone: 321-676-2307
E-mail: ggs33@aol.com


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


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